These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. Japanese school , landscape with bridge, ink and watercolour on paper, Framed vintage Japanese map pen and ink with watercolour, extensive hand written script, note verso indicates a date circa s, 35 x 50 cm. A Japanese woodblock print titled 'Ikoi' Relaxing , by Ishikawa Toraji , circa , from woodblock series 'Rajo Jusshu ' ten types of female nudes. First edition.
Collecting guide: 9 things to know about Japanese screens
Japanese screens collecting guide | Christie's
Under the influence of Chinese and Western cultures, Japanese paintings have established their own particular painting style throughout the ages. This unique style stays true to its own aesthetic while also being adaptive, reflecting the values of the era. Apart from painting techniques themselves, Chinese characters and Buddhism was introduced to Japan from China, due to interaction between the two countries since ancient times. The concept of the Japanese painting, as it is known today, was established in the 19th century to distinguish itself from Western paintings, when new techniques from Europe were brought to the island nation. Compared to European paintings which have depth and a stereoscopic effect, Japanese paintings feature a lack of shading, are centered on flatness, and are painted with distinctive outlines.
How to Identify Japanese Prints
When you have a website about Japanese prints you will get a lot of emails by people who ask you to identify their Japanese prints. Some send you large image attachments, others nothing at all. This article gives you some tips how to identify your prints. You want to know the artist of your Japanese print? And next, you want to know its "value", of course.
Some of the earliest literary accounts seem to describe native landscapes — rounded green hills, cherry blossoms, maple leaves and seasonal flowers — but by the late medieval period we have examples that include human figures and narratives. As screens became increasingly varied in subject matter and style, members of the merchant class became keen collectors. Many beautiful examples are held in Buddhist temples, some commissioned by the temples and others donated by patrons.